This Week at South Highland

Newsletter for week of January 12 - January 19

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Join us as Rev. Dr. Larry Michael preaches.

His sermon title is “God Knows Best: #1 A Faith For All Seasons (Childhood).”

The scriptures are 1 Samuel 1:1-28, Matthew 19:13-15, and Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17.

Sunday's Schedule

. 8:30AM - Worship Service in the Chapel

. 9:45AM - Sunday School

11:00AM - Worship Service in the Sanctuary

. 2:00PM - The Sunday Club




enjoy “Soldiers in Greasepaint: USO Camp Show Entertainers of WWII”

by Dolores Hydock at 11am in the Davis Family Hall.


5:30PM - Dinner in the Davis Family Hall

Menu: Macaroni & Cheese Bar with Conecuh Sausage, Taco Meat, Smoked Chicken & more, Salad Bar, Dessert

6:15PM - Children & Youth Activities

- Evangelism Ministry Team in Room G-15

- An Evening with Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin in the Davis Family Hall


THE SESSION HAS CALLED THE ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING FOR JANUARY 28, 2018, AT 9:30AM IN THE DAVIS FAMILY HALL FOR THE PURPOSE OF electing members of the Officer Nominating Committee, receive reports concerning ministries & budget; act on appropriate business, & fulfill requirement for an annual meeting of SHPC Foundation.

CATECHESIS of the GOOD SHEPHERD OPEN HOUSE will be held Sunday January 28 in G-21 following the 11:00am worship service. The room will be open throughout the Chili after Church lunch. We will have a blessing of this program at 12:45pm. Please join us.

CHILI AFTER CHURCH - Enjoy Beef and Bean Chili or White Chicken Chili in the Davis Family Hall on Sunday, January 28 following the 11am worship service.

2018-2019 SHPC COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS – Time to apply for scholarships! SHPC offers scholarship help through the F.A. Mathes Scholarship Fund and the Helen Mohns Dunaway Seminary Scholarship Fund. The deadline for submitting complete applications is Saturday, February 17, 2018.


HEARTFELT PRAYERS AND SYMPATHY are extended to Nancy Deason and family at the death of her father Elward Stanley Willis on December 22.

HEARTFELT PRAYERS AND SYMPATHY are extended to David Thames and family at the death of his uncle Charles Norman Thames on December 31.

HEARTFELT PRAYERS AND SYMPATHY are extended to Gidge Black and family at the death of her grandfather Leon Wallace on January 7.

CONGRATULATIONS TO Morgan and Rudi Quarles on the birth of their son Ford Alexander Quarles on January 1.


SUNDAY CLUB MEAL PROVIDERS NEEDED - If you or a group with which you are associated would like to help provide a meal to our Sunday Club folks, please email Martha Foster at or call/text at (205) 915-0279.

SHOP NEEDS YOU - SHOP or the South Highland Presbyterian Church’s Outreach Project is developing a faith-based mental health model for the Birmingham Faith community. We are currently outgrowing our space in the Builder’s classroom and recently approved a 3-year strategic plan to help meet our community’s needs. We meet every Tuesday from 9am - 12pm and would love to share our future with you through volunteering or leading a topic for the day with helpful information to our participants. If you are interested, please contact Jim Foster at 205-706-4343.

PRAYER SHAWLS NEEDED - Calling all who knit and crochet to join the ladies who have been making prayer shawls for a very long time. Your are guaranteed to be blessed as you stitch and pray over the shawl you are creating. There are no meetings to attend. You can create a lovely piece of work in the comfort of your own home, or get together with another friend if that is your desire. If you would like to join in making prayer shawls or you just want to find out more about this Ministry, please call Mary Price at 205-678-3092.

HAND BELL RINGERS NEEDED - The adult hand bell choir has an immediate opening for 3 more players. No previous experience in ringing is required but a general knowledge of music is essential. The choir rehearses on Wednesday nights from 6:30-7:30pm. For more information about this, please contact Jamie McLemore.

NEEDED: Woodworkers, Seamstresses, and Artists – We need the gifts of many creative minds and hands to prepare for our Catechesis of the Good Shepherd beginning in January. Each person’s contribution is considered of equal value—whether it is hand sewing a prayer cloth, building a wooden manager, or donating second hand doll furniture. If you can help or want to know more, contact Katya!

KITCHEN VOLUNTEERS to help Joe and his team serve and clean up after Wednesday night dinners.

SUNDAY MORNING NURSERY HELP NEEDED - We want to continue to give our paid workers some time off. If you can help out in the nursery, contact Elsa Holaday at (205) 903-8192

EVANGELISM TEAM - Are you aware that South Highland has an Evangelism Team? Its purpose is to equip ourselves to better share our faith by speaking the Good News of Jesus Christ; to develop and improve our relationships with God, with other members of our Church, and with people outside our Church; and to do a better job of making disciples of Christ. Interested? If so, speak to one of our pastors or Mark Stephens.

EMERGENCY CONTACT INFOThere have been several times at South Highland when the church has not been able to contact family or friends in an emergency or times of illness. Please fill out this form to provide emergency information for our database.


SHPC's Facebook Page - make sure you "like" our new page. The new page currently has the front of the church as the profile picture.

Check out the most recent issue of the South Highland Highlights by clicking here.

CAN'T JOIN US ONE SUNDAY MORNING? You can always listen to the service live on WXJC-AM 850 & FM 92.5 at 11 AM. And if you're out of town and can't tune in the radio, you can listen to the live stream online at

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